Society & Culture
A cup of tea is a cup of profit
Xinchang county, in East China's Zhejiang province, has more than 1,500 years of tea making history. In 1998, the county government initiated a unified management, purchasing and processing system. A consolidated brand – Dafo Longjing – was also established under the local government's guidance. The previous separated tea makers were pooled into a single company. Tea making is Xinchang's No 1 agricultural industry at present. A total of 5,510 tons of tea were produced in the county, worth more than 540 million yuan. About 18% of the farmers' income comes from the tea.